Room Descriptions for Captain Stannard House Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
Dency Post Stannard
Dency Post Stannard, Captain Stannard’s mother was related though the eighth generation to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower.
Stannard ancestor, Thomas Stevens, was one of the founders of Kenilworth in 1663, now known as Westbrook’s neighboring town of Clinton.
In 1862, Captain Stannard took command of the daring Scotland, the first steamship to ply between China and San Francisco.
Chloe Chapman, Captain Stannard’s great-grandmother, was the great-granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Buckingham one of the ten founders of Yale College.
Connecticut's nickname is "Constitution State", but it is also known as Nutmeg State, Provisions State and The State of Steady Habits. Nutmegger is the nickname that people in Connecticut like best.
Captain Jedediah Post
Captain Jedediah Post, Captain Stannard’s grandfather, was a man of “great force and energy of character” who held many important positions, including justice, in his native town of Saybrook, parent town of Westbrook Parish.
The Stately Twin
Captain Elbert Stannard´s ancestral link to the Mayflower is Elbert Stannard´s grandfather, Lay Stannard and his twin, Jemima, Elbert´s grandaunt.
Barque Daniel Webster
Captain Stannard came East in 1859 and purchased the Barque, or bark, Daniel Webster, on which he and his bride, Harriet, took their wedding tour around Cape Horn to Asia.
The Charter Oak
The Charter Oak, our state tree, is one of the most colorful and significant symbols of the spiritual strength and love of freedom, which inspired our Colonial forebears in their militant resistance to tyranny.